HoopsHype Ty Lawson rumors

October 30, 2013 Updates

Are the Nuggets crazy? They want to do what? How can creating more shots for physically gifted but offensively awkward big men JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried make Denver a better team? That's precisely what point guard Ty Lawson wants to know. It hasn't been easy for Lawson to make sense of how the Nuggets intend to play basketball. "I think it has been a little frustrating for him, to be honest with you," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said Tuesday, on the eve of the season opener at Sacramento. Denver Post

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Nuggets guard Ty Lawson said he hopes to be ready for Wednesday night's season opener at Sacramento but that he's not sure his ailing groin will let him. "It's still feeling a little stiff, so I don't know yet," Lawson said. Lawson was injured in the Nuggets' final preseason game Friday at Chicago. He did not participate in practice Sunday. He said he wants to test his ability early this week to get a handle on whether he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Kings. Lawson said he will wait "to see how it feels, see how far I can take it." Denver Post

October 9, 2013 Updates

The domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dropped. Lisa Pinto, a spokeswoman for 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, said Tuesday that, "based on our continued investigation and developments after the filing of the cases, we dismissed the cases in the interest of justice." Lawson and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight at their home in August. Associated Press

October 8, 2013 Updates

A domestic dispute involving Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dismissed in Arapahoe County Court. Lawson, 25, was arrested in August after a dispute with his girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford. She was also arrested in the case which allegedly involved a loud verbal dispute and broken cell phones. Charges against her have also been dismissed. Denver Post

August 24, 2013 Updates

An initial hearing in the domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is being delayed until September. Prosecutors asked for the postponement on Friday to give them more time to investigate. Both Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Pettiford were arrested following a fight at their home Saturday. Pettiford said she heard Lawson on the phone with another woman and said Lawson pushed her as she packed her things. She's accused of breaking Lawson's phone. ESPN.com

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Ty Lawson's pregnant girlfriend told investigators the Denver Nuggets guard pushed her during a fight after she heard him on the phone with another woman. Both Lawson and Ashley Pettiford were arrested following Saturday's fight and held over the weekend because of the domestic violence allegations. According to a sheriff's report, Pettiford said Lawson grabbed both of her arms and pushed her back as she tried to pack her clothes to leave. Lawson allegedly admitted to pushing her out of the way but said it wasn't a "real push." USA Today Sports

Ty Lawson, the Denver Nuggets' star point guard, was charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief stemming from a Saturday night domestic violence arrest. Lawson's girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford, was also arrested, Grayson Robinson, Arapahoe County Sheriff told The Denver Post. Denver Post

A mandatory restraining order was issued after charges were filed surrounding a domestic violence incident, according to court records. "They were yelling at each other and broke each other's phones," Robinson said. "I don't believe it was physical otherwise." Denver Post

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Lawson's new contract kicks in next season, taking him from a $2 million base salary to more than $10 million. But what hasn't kicked in is added pressure, Lawson said. "Last year I didn't feel too much pressure. Even though it wasn't my contract year, people already knew what I signed my contract for," Lawson said. "They were already tweeting stuff about it and stuff like that. I'm just going to work hard. My game is going to elevate this year from all of the hard work I'm putting in. I don't feel pressure at all." Denver Post

The sighs of relief that the Nuggets' front office and head coach have been taken care of aren't confined to just team president Josh Kroenke. Count Ty Lawson among the relieved. "Having a GM, a coach, knowing what we're doing going forward takes a lot of the stress off of everybody around the organization and the players," Lawson said Thursday during a phone interview. Denver Post

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